Three Days Later, Local 777 Pipefitters, Who Lost 3 in Middletown, Comment

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This was just posted by the Meriden-based Pipefitters union. If the link doesn’t work, Google Local 777 Plumbers and Pipefitters in Connecticut. The release is a new listing on their home page. [Read More]
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Mickey Herbert, former Bpt Bluefish Owner, is Coming Off the Bench for Oz Griebel’s Guber Bid

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Mickey Herbert of Fairfield, the former principal owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish and nearly former president and CEO of ConnecticCare, heads the cavalcade – well…. a half dozen – of corporate and insurance moguls who are backing Oz Griebel’s bid to gather the GOP nomination for governor.  The Oz squad this morning announced endorsements from […] [Read More]
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No Snow Job: Public Hearing on CFR Postponed T’morrow

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The legislative Government Administration & Elections hearing on possible changes to the state’s landmark, embattled campaign finance reforms that was scheduled for a public hearing tomorrow, has been postponed because of the anticipated winter storm. [Read More]
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Paycheck Envy Part II: Non-Partisan Staff

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The Office of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Blogster, just provided the list of nonpartisan Capitol staff and their salaries. On the left side are the salient acronyms, including the African American Affairs Commission, the Office of Information Technology Services, etc.. Any questions on […] [Read More]
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Faced with Adversity, What Does Rell Do? Form a Task Force (or Two), of Course. It’s the Connecticut Way.

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  Here’s Gov. Rell’s latest news release             “Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she is assembling a panel of state agencies – to be chaired by Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas – to identify the cause and origin of the Kleen Energy power plant explosion in Middletown on Sunday, including any potential […] [Read More]
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DeLauro, Courtney: There will be Congressional Hearings into Middletown Explosion

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney said this afternoon that they’ve been assured that there will be a Congressional hearing on yesterday’s explosion. They said there were eerie similarities between yesterday and a June 9 blast in Garner, N.C. [Read More]
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Blumenthal Counts the Offshore-Money-Hiders

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   The Blogster would like to know how many of those 148 tax-dodging state taxpayers who voluntarily disclosed their secret bank accounts with Swiss-based UBS, live in Greenwich.  The state Dept. of Revenue Services reported last week that the program has netted $2 million in tax revenue. Here’s some distillation of this morning’s news release. […] [Read More]
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Gov. Rell Statement in Middletown

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“The scene in Middletown is still very active and dozens of state, local and other officials are working tirelessly. Their efforts are expected to continue through the rest of the day and night and into tomorrow. As details are confirmed, Middletown officials, who have control of the scene, will brief the community and the media. […] [Read More]
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